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Arum, Richard – Educational Leadership, 2016
Students moving from high school to college in the United States typically confront a bewildering set of largely unstructured options. In the absence of clear signals about how to get the most out of college, they often choose pathways that involve limited academic rigor and engagement. In this article, Richard Arum describes a study that followed…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Students, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
Mokher, Christine G.; Lee, Steve; Sun, Christopher – CNA Corporation, 2016
In Fall 2010, the Niswonger Foundation received a five-year validation grant from the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) to create the Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium of 29 high schools and five colleges. This report evaluates the Consortium's impact on student outcomes during each of the four years of program…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Consortia, High Schools
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Butzler, Kelly B. – Computers in the Schools, 2016
Students at open-enrollment institutions enter college with a wide range of academic preparedness and are often required to take developmental classes to increase their academic skills to be successful in higher education. Further, few students possess self-regulated learning skills to aid in their learning. Researchers posited that academically…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Homework, Blended Learning
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Gurantz, Oded; Hurwitz, Michael; Smith, Jonathan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States, increasing almost six-fold from 1970 to 2014. Although Hispanics youth in the U.S. have traditionally had lower college attendance rates, some sources suggest a narrowing of the White-Hispanic postsecondary attendance gap over the last fifteen years. A key question is whether altering…
Descriptors: Supply and Demand, High Achievement, Hispanic American Students, College Students
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Shaanan, Rachel Mogilevsky; Gordon, Moshe Stupel – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
The study presents an introductory idea of using mathematical averages as a tool for enriching mathematical problem solving. Throughout students' activities, a research was conducted on their ability to solve mathematical problems, and how to cope with a variety of mathematical tasks, in a variety of ways, using the skills, tools and experiences…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Validity
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Smith, Jonathan; Stange, Kevin – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
Students starting at a two-year college are much less likely to graduate than similar students who start at a four-year college, but the sources of this attainment gap are largely unexplained. This paper investigates the attainment consequences of sector choice and peer quality among recent high school graduates. Using data on all Preliminary SAT…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Attainment, Bachelors Degrees, Barriers
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Redmond-Sanogo, Adrienne; Angle, Julie; Davis, Evan – School Science and Mathematics, 2016
In an effort to maintain the global competitiveness of the United States, ensuring a strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce is essential. The purpose of this study was to identify high school courses that serve as predictors of success in college level gatekeeper courses, which in turn led to the successful…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Curriculum, High Schools, Predictor Variables
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Stewart, John C.; Murphy, Cheryl; DeVore, Seth – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The Big Five Inventory (BFI) measuring the 5-factor personality model was given to 440 science and engineering students in introductory physics classes at a large US university. Science and engineering students showed similar personality characteristics as would be expected from measurements of the general population, with women scoring…
Descriptors: Role, Personality Traits, Gender Differences, Science Education
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
This 2016 directory identifies, describes, and contains evaluative data evidence-based practices that improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. The directory was a production of the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
National Student Clearinghouse, 2016
This fourth annual High School Benchmarks report provides new data on high school graduates' college access, persistence, and completion outcomes. Many schools and districts have access to timely reports on the college access and persistence rates of their own graduates through the StudentTracker® service of the National Student Clearinghouse. The…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Graduation
Visher, Mary G.; Stern, David – MDRC, 2015
The debate about high school reform is increasingly focused on the role of career-technical education (CTE) in helping to prepare "all" students for success in "both" postsecondary education and the workforce. The stand-alone vocational courses into which high school students with lower academic achievement were often channeled…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
Purpose: This directory identifies, describes, and contains evaluative data evidence-based practices that improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. Methodology: The directory was a…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Roberts, Laura A.; Bouknight, Tamisha M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2015
This case illustrates an example of how one school relied solely on aggregate data and failed to address the college readiness needs of African American students with disabilities. However, the way in which the school counselor identified this opportunity gap may not have been the most ethical approach, and now she is faced with a dilemma. This…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Disabilities, Achievement Gap
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Canal, Luisa; Ghislandi, Patrizia; Micciolo, Rocco – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
In this study, the participation of 119 students in an online asynchronous forum as part of an academic course on statistical methods was evaluated. The pattern of accesses during the course was analyzed by means of the cumulative mean function. Taking into account the times (hours) at which accesses occurred, it is possible to achieve more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic), Scores, Asynchronous Communication
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Petchauer, Emery – Urban Education, 2015
One fundamental breakthrough in the field of hip-hop education in recent years is the shift from understanding hip-hop solely as content to understanding hip-hop also as aesthetic form. In this article, I chart the roots of this shift across disciplines and focus on what it might mean for the future of hip-hop education, pedagogy, and research in…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Urban Education, Teaching Methods, Aesthetics
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